The Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com) is pleased to announce that Michigan's Lexi Dannemiller has been selected as the CVU.com National Player of the Week for Nov. 28 through Dec. 4.
A 5-11 freshman from West Chester, Ohio, Dannemiller directed the Wolverine offense in a pair of NCAA Tournament victories, including an upset of No. 11 seed Stanford in the second round.
In the first NCAA Tournament match of her career, the freshman played like she was right at home, guiding Michigan to a 3-1 win over Baylor. In that contest, Dannemiller dished out 53 assists while adding her own offense with six kills on .308 hitting and helping out defensively with 10 digs and four blocks.
Then, the next night, Dannemiller was just as impressive, directing the Wolverines to a 3-1 victory over Stanford. In that match, the young setter tossed out another 44 assists to go with five kills (on .500 hitting), 11 digs, a block and five aces.
For the weekend, Dannemiller averaged 12.13 assists and 2.63 digs per set while contributing eight kills, five blocks and five aces.
Dannemiller is the second Michigan spiker to receive the CVU.com honor, as setter Lexi Zimmerman earned it in 2009.
Editor's Note: This is the last in a series of Player-of-the-Week selections that will be made through the remainder of the season and announced on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week.
CVU.com does not name "Top Performers" as part of the last POW release.
College and conference SIDs are welcome to make Player-of-the-Week nominations. Nominations are due every Monday by 1 p.m. Pacific time.